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Technical Writer w/DITA or Abortext Skills

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Our client, located in Barrington, IL, is looking to hire a Technical Writer who has dynamic publishing experience, specifically working in Framemaker and Arbortext or DITA. This 1+ year contract job opportunity will be responsible for creating software product and service documentation for end users and service engineers. This is an excellent career opportunity working for a major, global corporation. Qualified candidates should apply online and/or email your resume and a brief description of why you are the right person for this position to ellens@aquent.com.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Develop and manage all documentations requirements.
• Review, edit and test documentation
• Adhere to GE Healthcare technical publications standards
• Track and fix documentation defects
• Assist in the development and implementation of the user documentation strategy
• Create work breakdown structures, document product plans and documentation staffing/resourcing plans. • Manage work plans through the entire software development process
• May also be asked the coordinate the work of other technical writers.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE::
• Bachelor's Degree in English, Technical Writing, Journalism or a similar field or Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of Technical Writing or Journalism or equivalent (defined as High School Diploma/GED and 4 years progressive experience as Technical Writer or Journalism)
• 2.5+ years experience writing and editing software documentation
• Demonstrated proficiency in the following: Framemaker and (Arbortext or DITA) - must
• Proven ability to work independently and in teams
• Experience with user interface design and usability testing
• Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, presentation skills and technical communication skills.
• Previous project or team leadership experience; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

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